Article on Greg Mortenson from Telegraph UK

Here rural schools are rare, girls’ schools even rarer, as the education of girls is condemned by religious extremists as un-Islamic. The Jafarabad school, along with 63 others in equally poor areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, exists thanks to the efforts of a brave foreigner the locals call ‘Dr Greg’, who has been described as ‘a real-life Indiana Jones’ and spoken of as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bill Clinton has praised him and his two charitable organisations – Pennies for Peace and the Central Asia Institute (CAI) – and he has just co-authored a book, Three Cups of Tea, about his work, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for months.

Telegraph article: Pakistan: Free to learn

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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